中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2007, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (4): 311-316.doi: 10.1007/s11769-007-0311-7

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Scale-free Structure of Town Road Network in Southern Jiangsu Province of China

SU Weizhong1, YANG Guishan1, YAO Shimou1, YANG Yingbao2   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China;
    2. Department of Material Science and Engineering of Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
  • 收稿日期:2006-10-10 修回日期:2007-09-20 出版日期:2007-12-20 发布日期:2011-12-14
  • 通讯作者: SU Weizhong.E-mail:weizhongsu@163.com;weizhongsu@gmail.com E-mail:weizhongsu@163.com;weizhongsu@gmail.com
  • 基金资助:

    Under the auspices of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.40435013, No.40535026)

Scale-free Structure of Town Road Network in Southern Jiangsu Province of China

SU Weizhong1, YANG Guishan1, YAO Shimou1, YANG Yingbao2   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China;
    2. Department of Material Science and Engineering of Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
  • Received:2006-10-10 Revised:2007-09-20 Online:2007-12-20 Published:2011-12-14

摘要:

From the viewpoint of Graph Theory this paper builds a town road network graph of regional scale, and proposes numerical vertex degree (Di), rank vertex degree (Dr) and population size vertex degree (Dp) on the base of vertex degree (D). Then the indicators of Di, Dr, Dp and mathematical statistics methods are applied to investigating scale-free structure of town road networks in the southern Jiangsu Province. The results show that the distribution of Di does not exhibit scale-free properties, but Dr and Dp do. Additionally the correlation coefficient between Dp and Di is only 0.569, but the spatial correlation between Dp and Dr is very evident on the base of correlation analysis and spatial analysis of GIS. The mutual mechanism between Dp and Dr spatially represents a "Core-Belt" model of town development of regional scale. The town development model is open and clustered, and beneficial to both economic development and ecological protection. And then we suggest that Suzhou City, Wuxi City, Changzhou City and Wujin City control towns' high-density pattern by conducting centralization and consolidation policies, and properly controlling and planning higher rank roads; whereas Nanjing City, Zhenjiang City, Jintan City and Liyang City must strengthen the development of towns along higher rank roads.

关键词: town road network, vertex degree, scale-free structure, southern Jiangsu Province (Sunan)

Abstract:

From the viewpoint of Graph Theory this paper builds a town road network graph of regional scale, and proposes numerical vertex degree (Di), rank vertex degree (Dr) and population size vertex degree (Dp) on the base of vertex degree (D). Then the indicators of Di, Dr, Dp and mathematical statistics methods are applied to investigating scale-free structure of town road networks in the southern Jiangsu Province. The results show that the distribution of Di does not exhibit scale-free properties, but Dr and Dp do. Additionally the correlation coefficient between Dp and Di is only 0.569, but the spatial correlation between Dp and Dr is very evident on the base of correlation analysis and spatial analysis of GIS. The mutual mechanism between Dp and Dr spatially represents a "Core-Belt" model of town development of regional scale. The town development model is open and clustered, and beneficial to both economic development and ecological protection. And then we suggest that Suzhou City, Wuxi City, Changzhou City and Wujin City control towns' high-density pattern by conducting centralization and consolidation policies, and properly controlling and planning higher rank roads; whereas Nanjing City, Zhenjiang City, Jintan City and Liyang City must strengthen the development of towns along higher rank roads.

Key words: town road network, vertex degree, scale-free structure, southern Jiangsu Province (Sunan)